Friday, September 4, 2009

Homily for Friday of the 22nd Week of Ordinary Time

Our responsorial psalm this morning is “Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.” There are times perhaps this is easier said than done because we get bogged down with all the stresses life hands us. Perhaps were struggling with a family member, experiencing some sort of financial deficit, or perhaps having a tough time with a particular illness. Many things can bog us down.
How is it possible for us to come with joy in the presence of the Lord? It is possible not when we try to avoid the crosses of life but only comes when we accept them. So often we try to run around and not think about those things weighing us down and by that time we got ourselves so worked up we can’t concentrate. Do not run away, run towards. Throw everything to the Lord. By doing this you will be able to come in the presence of the Lord more readily without being overwhelmed by all of life’s burdens.